PRESTONSBURG – The Floyd County Fiscal Court met on Tuesday in a special called meeting to discuss the budget for 2016-2017.
An ordinance relating to the budget for the fiscal year 2016-2017 was presented and approved on May 20. The court discussed several issues and a budget amendment was adopted on Tuesday.
Floyd County Judge-Executive Ben Hale and several other Floyd County officials have worked diligently to compile and update the county administrative code, which will enable employees to be paid based on their job requirements, job skills, experience, education and various other factors. The revision will put the salaries of county employees more in-line with other county employees performing the same jobs across the state.
Marvin Tackett was hired as a mechanics’ helper at the Floyd County Road Department effective June 27.
The court discussed the pay raises of some employees, which was a hot topic for discussion.
“Ben, get the administrative code straightened up,” said Magistrate Ronnie Akers.
Included in the discussion of county employees’ pay was that the classification of employees may change based on the administrative code update. This may enable some employees the opportunity to move up.
Akers made a motion to amend the budget to include a cost of living raise for employees. The resolution was added and the budget passed.
The court also made the resolution to hire part-time deputies and matrons to help elevate the overtime wages at the Floyd County Detention Center. Three individuals were recommended to hired as part-time deputies with no benefits.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.